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Herschel9601
From:  Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1824-1
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.342
Summary:  

Sending copies of his Éloge on William Herschel, and requesting some information regarding his publications.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11129
From:  Mrs. Mary Frances Kater
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.19
Summary:  

Many thanks for his beautiful ballad.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4536
From:  Joseph Planta
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1824 to 1827?]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.166
Summary:  

Regrets missing JH's visit. Refers JH to [Charles] König for admission to Department of Natural History at the British Museum.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7402
From:  William Smith Williams
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1824 or later]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 6/2.1 verso; Reel 8
Summary:  

Packets will be sent Saturday by Smith, Elder & Co., so that the one for [Caroline] Herschel will not be late for Mr. Köhler.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8089
From:  Thomas Young
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1824 to 1829]
Classmark:  RS:HS 18.355
Summary:  

JH is correct, and TY's 'little man is wrong.' Moon's apparent angular motion increases as spectator moves closer.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel12361
From:  William Edward Parry
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 13.218
Summary:  

Regrets delay in answering JH's communication, but was away from Bath when the letter arrived. Interested in the extraordinary local attraction observed by Mr. Duncan in 1791. Gives locations of three such situations in his recent voyage. Comments on the use of Peter Barlow's plate. Will write to Barlow before his next voyage.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2881
From:  Heinrich Christian Schumacher
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [20 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.372
Summary:  

Will forward Astronomische Nachrichten to JH and Astronomical Society. Comments on quality of [Joseph] Fraunhofer's micrometer, which has only the wires illuminated. [C. F.] Gauss uses a theodolite to determine the angle of the telescope.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4635
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [22 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 1.19
Summary:  

Requesting information of the dispersion of rays in Crown and Flint glass.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel10280
From:  Basil Hall
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [23 January 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 9.163
Summary:  

Had no report he could offer the Astronomical Society. Outlines the situation in Chile. Hopes to arrange the material on his recent voyages in the form of a book.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8384
From:  Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  1824-2
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.218
Summary:  

Sends notes on a paper which are to be submitted to James South. Also included [?] are copies of the paper for JH. Attached is a note by JH about the papers of JH's father, William.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9981
From:  James Grahame
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 8.316
Summary:  

On JG's concern for JH's well-being.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel7405
From:  Johann Wilhelm Pastorff
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 February 1824]
Classmark:  RAS:JH Archive 6/2.10 verso; Reel 8
Summary:  

Requests answer to JP's earlier letter. Observations of photospheres around planets and satellites.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5806
From:  John Brinkley
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 4.276
Summary:  

Has just received his letter and Struve's observations. Comments on these and those of F. W. Bessel.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel11338
From:  Joseph Johann Littrow
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [10 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.246
Summary:  

Has sent money for Robert Molyneux clock care of Friess, the bankers. Is grateful for JH's trouble over the clock. Do not print certain observations he sent as they form the subject of an argument with F. X. von Zach.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4636
From:  George Biddell Airy
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [13 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 1.20
Summary:  

Description of theory of a telescope, though not practical yet.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5933
From:  Francis Baily
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [20 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 3.56
Summary:  

Is sending a letter from Dr. John Brinkley, and the corrected elements of the comet.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2087
From:  Stephen Peter Rigaud
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [26 February 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.336
Summary:  

Cannot find observation of comet of 1759 in [James] Bradley's papers. Discusses eighteenth-century astronomical observations. Can send JH particulars if he wants them.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel14792
From:  [Thomas?] Hodgkin
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1824-3 or earlier]
Classmark:  TxU:H/M-1195; Reel 1060
Summary:  

Tour notes composed to assist JH's travels in Sicily.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8382
From:  G. W. [Ott?]
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [3 March 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 19.214
Summary:  

Acknowledges receipt by Jameson & Aders of Astronomical Society's 1824 gold medal, to be delivered to J. F. Encke in Gotha. [JH annotation: Encke confirmed receipt of medal.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel5247
From:  Charles Babbage
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [8 March 1824]
Classmark:  RS:HS 2.193
Summary:  

Is leaving from Cambridge. Hopes that he will come. Has some new things on functional analysis to discuss.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project